Frost King plastic tape, usually found among window insulation
supplies at Home Depot and Lowe's is great for some of the applications discussed in this thread. It is used to tape plastic sheeting over windows, especially for winter. About 6$ a roll. I have been using it for years in epoxy
doesn't bond with the clear tape, which is relatively thick compared to typical clear packing clear tape. I used it on the bottom of cored out stanchion holes that were filled with epoxy for relocating holes for different stanchions. Tape holds fast and peels away without bonding dot the epoxy. I've used it as a border tape on some large epoxy projects to prevent spillover. Perfect. Works great with paint
too. I peel it after the epoxy has gelled/set. Thin applications, I've removed a few days later without problems.
That said, heat shrink tape is equally good in these applications. However, neither tape is good for 8 months of exposure to uv. But several weeks is ok.
I've been using both types of tape for masking for applying Interlux
2000 as a coating in covered lockers, bilges, engine
compartment,and on the deck as a primer for two-part paints.
BTW, after experimenting with a variety of paints for the above locations, I found that Interlux
2000 is a terrific one-paint-nearly does it all. Fast dry, multiple coats in a single
day, and tough as nails. And it is available in white (an off white).